US Air Force’s unmanned X-37B space plane has circled Earth for more than 400 days

US Air Force's unmanned X-37B space plane has circled Earth for more than 400 days

The U.S. Air Force’s unmanned X-37B space plane has now circled Earth for more than 400 days on a hush-hush… Read More »

Video: Latest SpaceShipTwo rocket-powered test flight

Video: Latest SpaceShipTwo rocket-powered test flight

The latest SpaceShipTwo rocket-powered test flight video documents the piloted vehicle’s jaunt on Jan. 10, which set a company altitude… Read More »

U.S. wants to keep the International Space Station until 2024

U.S. wants to keep the International Space Station until 2024

The U.S. wants to keep the International Space Station open and funded for another decade, keeping the orbital research platform open through… Read More »

Orbital Sciences launched a robotic spacecraft to the International Space Station

Orbital Sciences launched a robotic spacecraft to the International Space Station

The commercial spaceflight company Orbital Sciences Corp. launched a robotic spacecraft from Virginia’s Eastern Shore Thursday Jan. 9 on a… Read More »

Airlines and space station astronauts are bracing for a solar storm

Airlines and space station astronauts are bracing for a solar storm

Space station astronauts and airlines are bracing for a solar storm that could also impact communications and GPS accuracy. The sun… Read More »

A320 crew has a ‘Close Encounter’ with UFO over UK airspace

A320 crew has a 'Close Encounter' with UFO over UK airspace

UK aviation authorities are investigating claims by an airline pilot that his plane was almost struck by a “rugby ball-like… Read More »

US Air Force is thinking about consolidating its X-37B mini-shuttle operations in Florida

US Air Force is thinking about consolidating its X-37B mini-shuttle operations in Florida

The U.S. Air Force is thinking about consolidating mysterious X-37B mini-shuttle operations at Kennedy Space Center or Cape Canaveral Air Force… Read More »

Obama turning back the clock on space missions and Mars rover celebrates 10th birthday

Obama turning back the clock on space missions and Mars rover celebrates 10th birthday

Opinion: Obama turning back the clock on space missions The Obama administration’s cuts to the space budget are leaving a… Read More »

Podcast: Astronaut Chris Hadfield brings lessons from space

Podcast: Astronaut Chris Hadfield brings lessons from space

While floating weightless in the International Space Station last spring, Commander Chris Hadfield recorded his own version of David Bowie’s… Read More »

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo rocket plane did a successful gliding test

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo rocket plane did a successful gliding test

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo rocket plane did a successful gliding test on Wednesday Dec. 11 that should help set the stage for… Read More »

Mercury 7 astronaut Scott Carpenter dies at 88

Mercury 7 astronaut Scott Carpenter dies at 88

M. Scott Carpenter, whose flight into space in 1962 as the second American to orbit the Earth was marred by… Read More »

SpaceX rocket successfully launches a Canadian satellite to track space weather from California

SpaceX rocket successfully launches a Canadian satellite to track space weather from California

A SpaceX rocket carrying a Canadian satellite intended to track space weather launched from the California coast Sunday Sept. 29… Read More »

DARPA’s Experimental Spaceplane XS-1 program seeks to provide low cost space launches

DARPA’s Experimental Spaceplane XS-1 program seeks to provide low cost space launches

DARPA has established the Experimental Spaceplane XS-1 program to help address new low cost space launch challenges. The program aims… Read More »

Space Station crew lands after 166 days in space

Space Station crew lands after 166 days in space

Expedition 36 crew members Chris Cassidy of NASA and Pavel Vinogradov and Alexander Misurkin of the Russian Federal Space Agency… Read More »

Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo successfully completed the second rocket-powered supersonic flight

Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo successfully completed the second rocket-powered supersonic flight

Virgin Galactic successfully completed the second rocket-powered supersonic flight of its SpaceShipTwo (SS2) passenger carrying reusable space vehicle. In addition… Read More »

Houston Airport unveils Spaceport concept

Houston Airport unveils Spaceport concept

The Houston Airport System unveiled part of its vision for the future of Ellington Airport (EFD), as conceptual renderings of… Read More »

Virgin Galactic is making history while pioneering commercial space travel

Virgin Galactic is making history while pioneering commercial space travel

Virgin Galactic is making history while pioneering commercial space travel. Seats for space flight are available for $200,000, with three… Read More »

Virgin Galactic’s Branson says rocket-powered space tourism flights will have a minor impact on climate change

Virgin Galactic’s Branson says rocket-powered space tourism flights will have a minor impact on climate change

British billionaire Richard Branson says rocket-powered space tourism flights by his firm Virgin Galactic would have only a minor impact… Read More »

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo flies first powered flight and opens commercial space tourism

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo flies first powered flight and opens commercial space tourism

Virgin Galactic has conducted the first powered flight of SpaceShipTwo, the crewed suborbital vehicle set to become the first capable… Read More »

Fly to space with KLM

Fly to space with KLM

KLM has launched a unique competition with the prize of a flight into space with Space Expedition Corporation (SXC), a… Read More »

The world’s most expensive couples retreat

The world’s most expensive couples retreat

Inspiration Mars has unveiled plans to send a married couple out to Mars and back in January 2018 as part… Read More »

Stargazers fly up for a close encounter with the comet Pan-STARRS at 36000 feet

Stargazers fly up for a close encounter with the comet Pan-STARRS at 36000 feet

Stargazers are gearing up for this weekend’s close encounter with the comet Pan-STARRS may be able to get an even… Read More »

New jet engine replace rockets for space access and transform air travel

New jet engine replace rockets for space access and transform air travel

A small British company with a dream of building a re-usable space plane has won an important endorsement from the… Read More »